It has been a year of bad news for me. Two close friends with cancer that had seemed to be doing so well are experiencing setbacks… a young relative has been diagnosed with the dread disease… a dear old friend is now having serious heart problems. I have to admit that it has been difficult to focus on my writing and blogging in recent months.
With thoughts of my friends and my relative who are bravely battling health problems, I’m posting Otherwise, a favorite poem by Jane Kenyon, one of my favorite poets.
by Jane Kenyon
I got out of bedon two strong legs.
It might have been
otherwise. I ate
milk, ripe, flawless
peach. It might
have been otherwise.
I took the dog uphill
to the birch wood.
All morning I did
the work I love.
You can read the rest of the poem here.
At Wild Rose Reader, I have reviews of two children’s books with poems about life in the city: City I Love and Sky Scrape/City Scape.
At Political Verses, I have Ramblin’ Prose, a song parody about Sarah Palin’s resignation speech.
The Poetry Friday Roundup is at A Year of Reading.